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RoyDresselPhoto.com Twenty Years of the Website

RoyDresselPhoto.com Twenty Years of the Website

It doesn’t seem possible, but it’s been 20 years since I started www.roydresselphoto.com back in the last few days of 1999. It also doesn’t seem possible that at one time, I didn’t have a website. I can’t imagine not having one today. A...
My Cameras: The Praktica Nova I

My Cameras: The Praktica Nova I

My first 35mm SLR  I bought my second 35mm camera, a Praktica Nova I during my freshman year in high school. That was sometime in late 1969. It was my first SLR. (single-lens reflex) It replaced the Universal half frame that I had been using for about a year....
The Short History of Roy Dressel Photography

The Short History of Roy Dressel Photography

Roy Dressel Photography is a Visalia California Photography studio, in business since 1984. Our studio is located in the heart of Visalia’s vibrant downtown district. How I got “into” photography. Everyone seems to have an about page, a place where they tell you how...
My Cameras: The Olympus OM-1

My Cameras: The Olympus OM-1

This Old Olympus OM-1 is one of my favorite cameras. Purchased new at Boots Camera in Fresno in 1979.    The Olympus OM-1 was my first professional 35mm camera The Olympus OM-1 was my first professional camera, but I had had several 35mm cameras before the OM-1. The...
Becoming a Photographer: My First 35mm Camera

Becoming a Photographer: My First 35mm Camera

Man, this camera sure does show my age. Well, in reality, it is a bit older then I am. I bought this camera in a pawn shop in Fontana, California, in about 1968,  but it’s much older than that. The Mercury II camera was built by the Universal Camera Corporation...
Becoming A Photographer: The FR Kit

Becoming A Photographer: The FR Kit

The little kit that I received for my thirteenth birthday to develop and print B&W film. It began a journey that I am still on today. The journey of the image.  I’m lucky,  I found my passion early in life, and it became a passion that I have been able to...